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    Huaraches?

    I know that this community has a general dislike of Birkenstocks (and sandals in general). I, however, do not. Of course, stuff like this (http://www.shoeandboot.co.uk/assets/mens_sandals.jpg) is to be avoided at all cost. Unfortunately, many peoples' opinions are colored by sandals (and the mortal sin of sandals and socks) being worn by folks like this (http://styleblueprint.com/wp-content...ps-620x413.jpg). On top of that, the current dominant style: Ivy prep, which I personally loathe (I cannot stand boat shoes and polos), frowns on sandals. If you are in a casual setting, keep your toenails trimmed and feet clean, and your sandals are not clunky, I don't see any problem with sandals (Let's not forget all the greats whose feet were graced by sandals: Jesus, Gandhi, Augustus...I rest my case).

    Alright, that's enough of a preamble/disclaimer. I do a lot of work in Mexico, and lots of men here wear huaraches (usually something similar to this: http://cdn3.volusion.com/drk7m.puwj5...rown_Men-3.jpg). They are way cheaper than Birkenstocks, which I like, but can't justify buying at ~100 bucks a pop. I was wondering how these would be received if seen in the US with a pair of well-fitting shorts and shirt? Bear in mind that I am a granola munching, folk and psychedelic rock loving, Sierra Club member.

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    It's only one opinion, but I think those are hideous regardless of the styling of the rest of your clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elduderino260 View Post
    If you are in a casual setting, keep your toenails trimmed and feet clean, and your sandals are not clunky, I don't see any problem with sandals (Let's not forget all the greats whose feet were graced by sandals: Jesus, Gandhi, Augustus...I rest my case).
    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by elduderino260 View Post
    I was wondering how these would be received if seen in the US with a pair of well-fitting shorts and shirt?
    Where are you gonna wear these, though? I don't mind seeing them worn (by a customer) in Starbucks, complementing shorts and a guayabera, in Southern California.

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    Are you planning on wearing a linen robe, dhoti, or toga like Jesus, Ghandi, and Augustus too?

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    There is a significant amount of hate for these type of shoes on this board. I'm pretty neutral: not gonna go out and buy them, but would wear them if given a pair especially in and around the beach.

    They're probably more comfortable in very hot climates than 90 percent of footwear.

    I'd wear them with lightweight pants rather than shorts since I never liked a pair of dark shoes contrasting with my bony white legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3piece View Post
    Where are you gonna wear these, though? I don't mind seeing them worn (by a customer) in Starbucks, complementing shorts and a guayabera, in Southern California.
    I'm in NY. As I said, I dislike most shoes which typically complement shorts, so I was thinking making these+linen shorts+a OCBD as my go to summer wear when it's nice and sunny out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elduderino260 View Post
    I'm in NY. As I said, I dislike most shoes which typically complement shorts, so I was thinking making these+linen shorts+a OCBD as my go to summer wear when it's nice and sunny out.
    They look proper in the parks, and even certain museums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemmy127 View Post
    It's only one opinion, but I think those are hideous regardless of the styling of the rest of your clothes.
    What's your opinion on Birkenstocks? What about these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHER-MEXI...-/330870717893 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elduderino260 View Post
    I do a lot of work in Mexico, and lots of men here wear huaraches (usually something similar to this: http://cdn3.volusion.com/drk7m.puwj5...rown_Men-3.jpg). They are way cheaper than Birkenstocks, which I like, but can't justify buying at ~100 bucks a pop.
    I like them a lot. Where can I get a pair (other than in Mexico)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elduderino260 View Post
    What's your opinion on Birkenstocks? What about these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHER-MEXI...-/330870717893 ?
    I don't like those ones at all. But that's just my opinion.

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